Stephanie Roche beaten in Puskas goal of the year award

Stephanie RoachIrish striker Stephanie Roche's been beaten to the FIFA Puskas goal of the year award.

Colombia's James  Rodriguez has taken the title for his stunning strike in the World Cup last-16 against Uruguay at the Maracana.

Roche was second in the voting with Robin van Persie third.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport has congratulated Stephanie on being shortlisted for the award in Zurich this evening.

Michael Ring says the publicity that it has generated for the profile of the Women's National League and Irish women's sport is very welcome.